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February 20, 2009
@ 12:51 PM

The news about student protests, hunger strike and other forms of action are covered in the news media.
18) ITBHU to IIT conversion raised again in the parliament
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200902242183.htm

Brij Bhusan Towari (SP) urged the government to make an announcement on setting up an IIT at Varanasi.

17) BHU ready to break a wing for IIT tag

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090225/jsp/nation/story_10587521.jsp

New Delhi, Feb. 24: The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has told the Centre it is willing to lose its engineering wing to allow the institute's conversion into an IIT.

Under pressure from agitating students who fear the promised IIT tag may prove elusive, the BHU has written to the human resource development ministry saying it has no objections to a cleavage from its Institute of Technology (IT), The Telegraph has learnt.

The UPA government last year announced plans to start eight new IITs and convert the BHU wing, IT-BHU, into an IIT.

But concerns raised at a January 28 meeting of the IIT Council that a separation from IT-BHU would hurt the university, one of India's oldest, led to the government temporarily shelving the promised conversion. The concerns were first reported by The Telegraph.

Nuclear scientist R. Chidambaram, member of the Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Council, had argued that IT-BHU must retain its link to BHU.

"Our letter to the HRD ministry, we hope, will help clarify concerns that arose as a consequence of the delay in the upgrade of IT-BHU into an IIT," a BHU official said.

A copy of the letter has also been sent to IT-BHU, where students went on protests against the ministry's move to place the promise of conversion in deep freeze.

Vice-chancellor D.P. Singh is also learnt to have verbally communicated the university's support for the upgrade at a meeting with HRD minister Arjun Singh last Friday.

Over a hundred students from IT-BHU have been camping in Delhi since February 10, petitioning top politicians across party lines to pressure the government into fulfilling its promise. "We didn't ask for an IIT tag. But once the government has promised, it is duty-bound to convert IT-BHU into an IIT," said Saurabh Kumar, a first-year computer science student.

Kumar and his friends have met Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh from the Congress, BJP chief Rajnath Singh and CPM leader Brinda Karat. They plan to meet railway minister Lalu Prasad, too.

"Each day, we spread out in groups to meet as many MPs as possible. By night, we have to look for a roof over our heads," said Vikas Kumar Pandey, a second-year electrical engineering student.

Several of his classmates, Kumar claimed, had joined the institute under the impression that the conversion would come through.

Many chose IT-BHU over the six new IITs started last year because of the institute's pedigree, coupled with the confidence that their degrees would bear the IIT stamp, Kumar claimed.

16) Background notes of Ministry of Human Resource and Development at the Editor's Conference on Social Sector issues - 2009 held from February 03 to February 05,2009
From page 35 on this note,

Creation of two new IITs in Himachal Pradesh and in Madhya Pradesh (Indore) and conversion of Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) are proposed from the next academic session 2009-10. An allocation of Rs.2000 crores has been provided in the XI Plan. Entire amount of Rs. 50 crores provided in B.E-2008-2009 has been released.

15) Press release from IT-BHU alumni association with latest updates dated Feb 20, 2008
Please download the updates here [PDF].



14) Demand for IIT status for IT-BHU gets boost


Press Trust of India / New Delhi February 20, 2009, 14:17 IST

The process of upgrading Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) to a full fledged IIT has gathered momentum after the HRD Ministry prepared a detailed proposal on the issue.

The Ministry of HRD has prepared a detailed proposal for approval of Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) for converting IT-BHU into an IIT.

"The EFC note is ready. After EFC clearance, it will be sent to Cabinet for approval," a senior ministry official told PTI here.

About 500 alumni, students and teachers of the institute recently came to Delhi and launched a campaign in support of their demand. The students and teachers met HRD Minister Arjun Singh, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and about 120 MPs and apprised them about their demand.

They were assured that their demand would be fulfilled very soon, Puneet Bindish, an alumni, said.

The government has started six new IITs in the current session, while it will start two others in 2009-10 session. IT-BHU will be an addition to the list if it is given the IIT status.

IIT status for IT-BHU has been long standing demand of the institute. Earlier, S K Joshi committee in 2003 had recommended that seven technical institutions, including IT-BHU and Zakir Hussain College under AMU, should be upgraded to IITs.

The government has been mulling over the proposal for long, but no decision was taken yet.

Meanwhile, students from Zakir Hussain College under Aligarh Muslim University have demanded IIT status for their institute. They are of the view that it is a premier college and has played a pioneering role in promoting technical education in the country.


13) Rahul Gandhi assures BHU-IT students of early IIT status

Varanasi, Feb 19: The Congress General Secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi has assured the Institute of Technology- Banaras Hindu University students that their demand of IIT status for IT-BHU will be fulfilled very soon.

The students of the Institute who returned here after meeting him at New Delhi on Wednesday told media that Gandhi heard them patiently and assured that he will try his best to get the bill granting IIT status to the Institute placed before the parliament in the present session itself, however he added that it was a little too late this time.

Gaurav, a student who met Gandhi claimed that he was already aware of the issue and promised to get the bill through the parliament or get the status through even a government notification if the passage of the bill was not possible in the present brief session.

Chetan, another student of the delegation said, "We have met several top bureaucrats, ministers and politicians at New Delhi to achieve our goal and we are hopeful that now the issue could not be at least shelved."

The students and teachers who visited the capital said that the IIT amendment Act is pending in the Law Ministry for certain clarifications and as soon as it gets law ministry's clearance it may get the government's final nod.

Meanwhile the Director of the IT-BHU, Prof S N Upadhyay%

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 Manoj said:

Jagran link update about discussion with HRD and our Director statement.
http://in.jagran.yahoo.com/news/local/uttarpradesh/4_1_5235929.html

February 13, 2009 10:43 PM
 Anonymous said:

breaking news ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090215/jsp/nation/story_10537919.jsp

The Aligarh Muslim University has demanded an IIT tag for its engineering wing, thrusting on the government a political dilemma at a time it has shelved the promise of an IIT to another university.

The human resource development ministry is evaluating a proposal submitted earlier this month to upgrade the Aligarh university’s Zakir Hussein College of Engineering and Technology to an IIT, The Telegraph has learnt.

Junior HRD minister M.A.A. Fatmi, it is learnt, is keen that the university’s demand be met and ministry officials are to discuss its merits on Monday, government sources said.

Just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls where the UPA is counting heavily on minority support, few in the government want to upset the AMU, its students or those backing the demand, the sources said.

But the AMU demand has come within days of the IIT Council striking down a government promise to upgrade the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), to an IIT.

The IIT Council is the highest executive body of the tech schools and the HRD ministry has decided to adhere to its view on the IT-BHU upgrade, leading to protests on the campus.

“In such a scenario, granting the AMU college IIT status, when it was not even on our radar, will be hard to explain to the BHU and its students,” a top HRD ministry official said.

But AMU vice-chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis said: “We believe the Zakir Hussein College deserves autonomy from the university and IIT status in particular. If the government can promise the IT-BHU the status of an IIT, we believe the ZHCET can also qualify.”

February 15, 2009 3:44 AM
 santosh said:

but till now there is no verbal assurance from HRD or Rahul Gandhi

February 20, 2009 5:20 AM
February 19, 2009
@ 12:02 AM

We shall provide daily update our report on student protests and demonstrations.

Breaking news
Day 13-Feb 19
Both Mr. Rahul Gandhi and Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi have showed their support for converting IT-BHU to IIT. More updates at our media page.

Day 8-Feb 14

A group of representatives from the Institute of Technolgy, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi had discussions with Mr. Arjun Singh, Minister for Human Resource Development on Saturday, February 14 in the ministry's office in New Delhi. The group included Director of the Institute, Prof. S, N, Upadhyay, faculty members (Prof. A K Tripathi, Prof. A. K. Ghosh, Prof. Dhananjay Pandey and Prof. J N Sinha), selected alumni and students. The meeting was conducted in two sessions and held in cordial atmosphere. The minister assured the delegates to remove all obstacles and offered all possible help to convert the institute to an IIT. It should be noted that during the cabinet meeting on March 28, 2008 (chaired by Prime Minister), it was decided to convert IT-BHU to an IIT.

Earlier in the morning, the students from the institute visited the residence of the ailing minister and offered him flowers for speedy recovery. The students have contacted several dozen MPs (members of parliament) and will continue to do so. There are about 600 students from the institute camping in New Delhi since last Tuesday to support their cause for conversion of the institute to an IIT. The students joined the institute last year through IIT-JEE exam in the hope that the institute will become an IIT as per the govt. announcement. The institute is admitting students through IIT-JEE since 1972.

The minister reuested the representatives for another meeting with him on Wednesday, Feberuary 18. The alumni of the institute are eagerly awating the outcome of the meeting, which will be attended by a different group of faculty from the institute. The govt. plans to introduce a Bill in the current session of parliament to add eight new IITs by amendment of IITs Act, 1963. IT-BHU is also expected to find a place among the announcement of new IITs. The institute is trying to get IIT status since 1973, when it was proposed to convert it to an IIT under Indo-East German technical collaboration.

Day 7-Feb 13

On Friday, Feb 13, the team from the institute was unable to meet the Minister of HRD owing to his ill health.

Day 6-Feb 12

On 6th day (Thursday) Faculty members and some other students left for New Delhi.

Day 5-Feb 11

On 5th day (Wednesday) the last of total of 600 students left for New Delhi.

Day 4-Feb 10

On 4th day (Tuesday) a batch of about 100 students left for New Delhi for peaceful protests and to demonstrate the support for IT-BHU to IIT conversion.

Day 3 - Feb 09

University issued a press release stating the support by VC for conversion. Now all protests/demonstrations inside and around campus/city have been stopped for the time being.
The press-release is as follows:



BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

February 9, 2009

PRESS RELEASE

The Banaras Hindu University has been making desired efforts to get the status of I.I.T for its Institute of Technology (IT).

It is worthwhile to mention that Prof. D. P. Singh the Vice-Chancellor of the University met Hon'ble Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India at New Delhi on 7th February 2009 and requested him for the grand of I.I.T. status to the I.T.-B.H.U. The Hon'ble Minister assured him for the same. It is hoped that I.T. -B.H.U will get this status soon.

Chairman Press, Publication & Publicity Cell

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Day 2-Feb 08

On the 2nd day (Sunday Feb o8) students held protests demonstration at Lanka Gate. Students also marched to Sankat Mochan and carried out Havan-Puja. National media covered today's movement. Zee TV, star TV and Aajtak covered today's demonstration. Hunger strike was started. Fifty students are on hunger strike now.

We have been moved from the Lanka gate and now we will be carrying out hunger strike in IT itself in Rampur lawns. Today's demonstration was very effective as it was broadcasted in all national channels.

We did demonstration and puja at Sankat Mochan and Durgakund today. It was covered by national media, reportedly shown in Aajtak. After it people sat down at Lanka Chauraha (about 300 people). During evening almost all national media covered it. Tomorrow as well there will be demonstration but not in City because of VIPs visiting and Ravidas Jayanti. The demonstration tomorrow will be in IT premises at Rampur Hall, Electrical Dept. Media will cover it there only tomorrow.

Rector came around mid-night to request students on hunger-strike to break the fast as VC has declared the support for conversion. He added that University will issue press-release tomorrow.

Day 1-Feb 07

The first meeting was called upon by one of the eminent professors of IT-BHU in G-11 Hall at our institute on Saturday Feb. 07 at 11.00 am. The meeting was attended by about 1,200 students and 25 faculty members and it was covered by local media. Different developments took place in the meeting.

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 parmeswar chandak said:

This is long outstanding demand of IT BHU to convert it into a full fledged IIT. The demand is just and reasonable keeping in view the recognition given to the students of the institute in the society and national and international business fraternity. Why the Govt is so apartheid to it which is already having superb faculty, infrastructure facility, campus and of cource the renowned and reputed allumnies. Instead the govt is trying to set all new IITs which will be requiring multifold investment and aids, which seems to be difficult in this hard time of global economic turmoil. Hope and pray the Govt reconsider its decision honestly and in line with the current economical developments and honor the long overdue demand of converting IT BHU to IIT BHU which will be requiring lesser financial assistance in comparisan to setting new IITs.

February 10, 2009 10:25 PM
 Anonymous said:

telegraphindia.com/1090215/jsp/nation/story_10537919.jsp

please read this related article also.

February 14, 2009 10:14 PM
 nitin said:

http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/96C03F046120500265257560003AAC35?OpenDocument

Raising another issue, senior BJP member Murli Manohar Joshi made a demand for upgrading of the BHU Institute of Technology to the status an IIT. He said while the Centre has opened new IITs, the recommendation of an expert committee on BHU-IIT has not been fulfilled. PTI

February 17, 2009 3:17 AM
 nitin said:

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090225/jsp/nation/story_10587521.jsp

BHU ready to break a wing for IIT tag
by CHARU SUDAN KASTURI
New Delhi, Feb. 24

February 24, 2009 3:48 PM
 nitin said:

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090228/jsp/nation/story_10603745.jsp


Banaras Hindu University’s executive council has refused to part with the engineering wing, dealing a blow to the Centre’s plans to grant it IIT status.

The council has sent the HRD ministry a resolution rejecting the proposed separation of the Institute of Technology from the BHU, necessary for IIT status. The resolution comes less than a week after the BHU vice-chancellor had assured the Centre the separation was possible.

The council has, instead, raised visions of a new IIT coming up in Varanasi. The executive council, supreme in matters of policy, has suggested handing over 500 acres to the Centre to build a new IIT.

Failure to grant IIT status to IT-BHU, as promised by the Centre last year, will upset the students, now agitating against the delay on campus.

February 27, 2009 5:00 PM
 Anonymous said:

BHU in full swing to stop th conversion.....

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090228/jsp/nation/story_10603745.jsp

March 2, 2009 7:02 PM
 anonymous said:

No updates for a week now.

March 3, 2009 2:25 AM
 Anonymous said:

so where are we now ? after all these reports of bhu blowing etc ...

March 5, 2009 1:56 AM
 Puneet said:

Kapil Sibal, MHRD, clears last hurdle in IT-BHU road to IIT-BHU
@ 07:28 PM

New Delhi, Sept. 7: Human resource development minister Kapil Sibal has cleared the last roadblock to the conversion of Banaras Hindu University's engineering wing into an IIT, accepting an administrative umbilical chord threatening to strangle the promised upgrade.

Sibal has accepted a BHU demand that its vice-chancellor be made a co-chairman on the board of governors of the proposed IIT to be created by cleaving the 93-year old university.

Top government officials confirmed to The Telegraph that Sibal yesterday signed his approval on the BHU demand, ending over three years of hectic bargaining between the university and the Centre.

ITBHU Mechanical Department Panoramic View

The Institute of Technology, BHU, first promised IIT status under the NDA government, may now finally be an IIT by the start of the 2010 academic session. "The minister's signature effectively seals the deal," a top official said.

There are no longer any differences between the HRD ministry and BHU on the structure and administration of the new institute, which will be called IIT-BHU.

IT-BHU is now scheduled to become India's 16th IIT and the first that will bear in its name a link to another institution.

The government and BHU will need to complete a series of bureaucratic and parliamentary procedures before IT-BHU's upgrade is official. The HRD ministry and the university will then need to implement a plan already in place to phase IT-BHU out of BHU and into an independent entity.

The HRD ministry will first include the name of IT-BHU in the list of new IITs that it has created, but which are still awaiting legal approval under amendments to the IIT Act. The Centre hopes to introduce the proposed amendments in the next session of Parliament.

Thanks to Charu Sudan Kasturi, The Telegraph, for the report

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February 16, 2009
@ 03:01 PM

1) Meeting in G-11 Hall on Saturday Feb 07, attended by 1,200 students about 25 faculty (day 01)



2) Students signing petition


3) Students demonstration at Lanka Gate on Sunday Feb. 08 (day 02)


4) Students at Rampur Lawns Monday Feb. 09 (day 03)


5) Students' interaction with the alumni association volunteers at New Delhi

5) Video showing Rector of BHU giving good news to students on hunger-strike on campus

6) Videos of Students' Protest in Varanasi

7) NDTV Coverage of the students giving flowers to Arjun Singh.

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 Dr RS yadav said:

I personally strongly support upgrading of IT-BHU to an IIT. I appeal all the responsible decision makers to rise to the occasion and contribute to the growth of India as a self-reliant and progressive nation. Can you do it without a technologically advanced human resource? IITs are known within and outside of India as centres of excellence. Open many more, for all deserving students to fulfill their dreams and make their contribution.
Good luck to all students and faculty!!

From: Geneva, Switzerland, 13 February 2009.

February 13, 2009 8:44 AM

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February 14, 2009
IITBHU Global Editor @ 10:18 AM

According to this report by the Times of India, a number of students of the Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University voluntarily donated blood to mark their solidarity and dedication to the ongoing campaign for the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT status, at Rajputana hostel on Saturday.

More updates, including pictures, will be posted as we get the information.


From the article:
VARANASI: It was a blood donation camp with a difference, as a number of students of the Institute of Technology (IT), Banaras Hindu University,

voluntarily donated blood to mark their solidarity and dedication to the ongoing campaign for the conversion of IT-BHU to IIT status, at Rajputana hostel on Saturday.

What made the blood donation camp special was also the fact that it was held on the Valentine's Day, symbolizing love for the cause that has eluded the prestigious institution so far.

While around 200 students, including 12 girls, donated blood on the occasion, their smiling faces also motivated a number of other students, who volunteered to donate blood for the first time in their life.

"There is no better way to express solidarity and dedication to the cause and donating blood to save others' lives makes one feel the best," said Akansha, a second year BTech student after blood donation. While most of her batch-mates echoed the sentiments attached with the cause of conversion of IIT status, a number of them also added that the conversion was not the sole driving force for the blood donation.

"The blood donation camp is organized annually at the institute and this year it is dedicated to the cause of conversion of IIT status," said Prof BB Bansal, senior professor, department of Mechanical Engineering, IT-BHU and patron of Kashi Utkarsh, an informal social and voluntary organization of IT students, which had organized the blood donation camp, in association with Blood Bank, Sir Sunder Lal hospital, BHU, and Rotary Club, Varanasi.

Stating that the organization had already taken an initiative for educating children of slums in Suswahi and Lahartara, he also emphasised that other events, like health camp and sanitation programme, were also being organized in these areas with contributions of IT students and IT alumni.

A high-tech ambulance (from SSL hospital, BHU) and 10 stretchable beds and a dozen cots were arranged in the common room of the hostel on the occasion. The volunteers also provided orange juices, apples and chocolates to the blood donors on the occasion.

Meeting with HRD minister still awaited

Even as lobbying for the cause of conversion of IT-BHU to IIT is in full swing, with a delegation of IT students and teachers making strenuous efforts to convince higher officials in the Union HRD ministry on the issue, the proposed meeting with the Union HRD minister has still not taken place.

According to Prof BB Bansal, senior professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering, IT-BHU, the proposed meeting with the minister was postponed on Friday due to the ill health of the minister and the meeting was likely to take place on Saturday.

It may be mentioned here that a delegation of 25 students and four teachers, including IT director Prof SN Upadhyaya, has been camping in New Delhi for the past three days to garner support on the issue.

The delegation has already met senior CPM leader AB Bardhan and a number of MPs in the state for raising the matter strongly in the ongoing Parliament session.

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February 8, 2009
@ 02:55 PM

We are planning more actions till our goal is met and till our institute is included in the list of new IITs.

The actions include meeting our VC with petition, meeting political leaders, ministers, demonstration in front of parliament, hunger strike, etc.

For Monday, February 09

Meeting with VC is planned. A students' delegation will meet him and submit petition with signatures of several hundred students.

For Wednesday/Thursday, February 11,12

Students plan to visit New Delhi to meet several ministers. A demonstration will also be held if permit is acquired.

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 Mrs Nalini Gupta said:

IT BHU deservs to be made IIT Varanasi, and the Government without further delay should make it IIT.

July 3, 2009 8:39 AM

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@ 02:40 PM

This will provide the information and discussion on different blogs, websites and other pieces of information.


1) From the blog ITBHU to IIT

http://www.itbhutoiit.tk/
Demanding overdue conversion of IT-BHU to IIT

We don't WANT the IIT status, we DESERVE it!

An Appeal

By itbhutoiit

Honorable Sir / Madam,

Subject: Conversion of IT-BHU into an IIT.

This is to draw your kind attention towards a matter of Great National Importance and highest sensitivity in the contemporary scenario.

  • Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University established by Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviyaji, the illustrious founder of BHU and a great patron, patriot and visionary is a constituent of BHU and is under the control, guidance and funding of UGC.
  • IT-BHU is one of the oldest and foremost institutes in the country in the field of Engineering and Technology, having widest national and international acclaim and worldwide reputation.
  • IT-BHU has produced numerous internationally renowned engineers, top class research scientists and world class faculty in different fields of Engineering and Technology.
  • IT-BHU has been admitting students though JEE and GATE conducted by the IITs since 1971.

Today, it demands concern that we need to get IT-BHU in the same pool as IITs owing to the following concerns:

  1. The IITs started taking shape in late 60s and early 70s. It was only till then, that the good institutions were 'treated' as equals or better than the IITs by the Government of India.
  2. The IITs come directly under the Ministry of HRD while most others Central Universities and Institutes, including BHU come under the UGC. The rules that apply to IITs are different from BHU, including the annual funding, approval of research grants, allotment of projects and pay scale of faculty members.
  3. In today's scenario of academia, research grant from the Government seems easier to receive, if the proposal is from an IIT rather than from IT-BHU. This also holds true for grants to students/faculty to participate in national and international conferences.
  4. A fresh faculty member joins the IITs at the pay scale of a Reader in IT-BHU while it takes a Lecturer around 7~10 years in an institute like IT-BHU to reach that pay scale and this dissuades a faculty member to join IT-BHU. The supporting funds which IT-BHU receives are somewhere in between of a quarter to a half of that an IIT receives. This in the end reflects on facilities being made available to faculty and students like - on campus housing, research grants etc.
  5. The admissions to IT-BHU have suffered as more and more IITs are coming up. This is because students' first preference to join the IITs and then to evaluate the option of coming to BHU, is resulting in students with lower IIT-JEE ranks joining IT-BHU. With IT-BHU converted into an IIT, quality of incoming students would improve. This is proven by higher ranked IIT-JEE students joining IIT-Guwahati and IIT-Roorkee rather than IT-BHU.

Further, the Union Cabinet chaired by Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh (on July 17, 2008) approved in principle the conversion of IT-BHU into an IIT and integrating it with the IIT system in the country. (Ref: Press Release, GOI dated July 17, 2008; http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=40469). But, the recent news report in Daily Telegraph dated February 4, 2009 (http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090204/jsp/nation/story_10482942.jsp) mentioning that the Centre is planning to shelve the promised conversion of IT-BHU into an IIT, has resulted in deep agitation among the students and faculty of IT-BHU.

The students no longer find it fine to sit back in the matter and have decided to go for the cause with an all-what-it-takes determination. As it not only affects the 3000 students of the institute but also seriously concerns the people of Eastern UP / Poorvanchal in particular and the nation in general, the matter has assumed urgent national importance. Students of IT-BHU are trying hard to get the matter learned and attended by the nation and have started exploring all possibilities for the same, like holding peaceful demonstrations and sending delegations to meet relevant authorities of the Government.

To emphasize the view point, the dire need of the conversion and to present the spirit of participation, all students of IT-BHU have decided to widely circulate this letter. We hope that this would satisfactorily convey our deeply felt concern and sincere desire of conversion of IT-BHU into an IIT to enable us to hope to grow better as individuals, technocrats, entrepreneurs and engineers and to serve the society in a better manner.

With all due respect, sincerity and understanding, we humbly request you to kindly look into the matter and take forward the efforts in your unmatched capacity and unparalleled motivation for the cause. We all hope to be richly blessed by your indispensable concern and support.

Thanking in anticipation.
Yours sincerely,
Students, IT-BHU


2) Response from R. Chidambaram

R. Chidambaram is a member of Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Committee, and he also attended IIT Council meeting. He is also visiting professor at the Faculty of Sciences, BHU.

As per Telegraph India Report, Prof. R. Chidambaram opposed the conversion of IT-BHU into an IIT. In this reply given to one of our faculty, he tries to clarify his stand on the conversion issue"

"I supported the conversion of IT-BHU to an IIT in the IIT-Council meeting. I only suggested that, after conversion, the link to the BHU should be retained to the extent possible, so that the students (and the faculty) can have the best of both worlds.

Kind regards.

Sincerely,
R. Chidambaram


3) Press release from BHU

BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY

February 9, 2009

PRESS RELEASE

The Banaras Hindu University has been making desired efforts to get the status of I.I.T for its Institute of Technology (IT).

It is worthwhile to mention that Prof. D. P. Singh the Vice-Chancellor of the University met Hon'ble Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India at New Delhi on 7th February 2009 and requested him for the grand of I.I.T. status to the I.T.-B.H.U. The Hon'ble Minister assured him for the same. It is hoped that I.T. -B.H.U will get this status soon.

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@ 02:17 PM

Note: For a daily update on this fast-developing issue, click here.

The govt. has gone back from its promise to convert our institute into an IIT, as per the recent media reports. On March 28, 2008 a cabinet meeting chaired by our Prime Minister, decided to establish 8 new IITs in the country, and also decided to convert IT-BHU into an IIT.

Now as per news media, the govt. has dropped the plan to convert our institute to an IIT. Our alumni volunteers who regularly contacts HRD ministry were also informed by the ministry sources that the conversion will not happen this time, not at least in this year and don't know whether it will happen or when it will happen. No clear explanation is available from the govt. about the reason for this about turn.

We have been given false promises in the past 5 years by the government; including promise of IIT status, then IIEST status, again IIT status and finally nothing.

In the next parliament session (Feb 12-26, 2008), govt. plans to amend the IIT, Act to include 8 new IITs; but as per media reports, our college will not be included.

With no other alternatives to support their issue, students and faculty of our institute have carried out series of protests and demonstrations, and other forms of protests are also being planned. We appreciate the initiative taken by our students and faculty to start spontaneous actions to press for this burning issue of getting an IIT status for our institute.

A coordination committee has been formed to plan, coordinate and publish the activities of the current students' agitation. It has following alumni and students members:

  1. Yogesh Upadhyaya (Chemical 1977)
  2. Vish Narayanan ((Electrical 1983)
  3. Arvind Gupta (Electronics 1992)
  4. Anshuman Singh (Electrical 1998)
  5. Animesh Pathak (CSE 2003)
  6. Praharsh Sharma (3rd yr Electronics)
  7. Devender Maun (2nd yr Ceramic)

In addition, many eminent faculty members took initiatives and guided students during protest and demonstrations.

We will continue our protests till we get public announcement from HRD minister that our institute will be converted into an IIT or till the IIT Act is amended by the Parliament to include our institute in the list of IITs.

Our protests shall always remain peaceful and students will not boycott the classes or will not block the movement on the roads. The protests can be in form of wearing black-ribbons or black T-shirts, posters/banners, carrying out peaceful rally within and outside campus, hunger strike, etc. The actions will include meeting our VC and political leaders, submitting petition, appraising media of latest developments, etc.

We need help and cooperation from our IT-BHU community, including all students, faculty and alumni to make our struggle a success.

For previous coverage and discussions on this issue please click here.

Thanks,
Yogesh Upadhyaya
Chemical 1977

News links:

1) Govt. press release on converting IT-BHU into an IIT (dated March 28, 2008)

http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=36955

Excerpts

"In addition, it is also proposed to convert the Institute of Technology of the Banaras Hindu University into an IIT. Admission to this Institute is already based on the IIT - Joint Entrance Examination."

2) IIT faculty likely to be exempt from quota

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/IIT_faculty_likely_to_be_exempt_from_quota/articleshow/4044599.cms

Excerpts

"There was a lot of discussion on converting IT-BHU into a fully fledged IIT but no decision was taken."IT-BHU is an important part of the BHU system. There was discussion on how to empower IT-BHU without taking it out of the BHU system. But there is no clarity on that front yet," an official said."

3) IIT tag eludes Banaras tech school

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090204/jsp/nation/story_10482942.jsp
CHARU SUDAN KASTURI

New Delhi, Feb. 3: The Centre plans to shelve the promised upgrade of Banaras Hindu University's engineering school to an Indian Institute of Technology, citing opposition from the IITs' top decision-making body.

The upgrade was opposed last week at a meeting of the IIT Council by R. Chidambaram, member of the Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Committee, government officials have said.

Now, the human resource development ministry plans to cite the opposition to freeze the transformation of one of India's best and oldest engineering schools into an IIT.

The ministry had prepared a note seeking the expenditure finance committee's clearance for the upgrade but is now likely to argue that the plan be kept in abeyance, a top ministry official said.

The committee's clearance is a precursor to seeking the mandatory approval from the cabinet. The ministry, the official added, has no plans of approaching the cabinet.

The Institute of Technology, BHU (IT-BHU), has admitted students based on the IIT Joint Entrance Examination since 1971 and is widely regarded as the best government engineering college after the IITs. But at the council meeting, sources said Chidambaram argued the government was opening too many IITs together -- six were started in 2008 and two more are planned in 2009.

Chidambaram also argued that IT-BHU was a crucial component of the varsity, the sources said. Separating it would hurt the university, he said.

A decision to backtrack from the promised upgrade is, however, unlikely to please Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayavati, now opposed to the ruling UPA. Mayavati is learnt to have written at least once to HRD minister Arjun Singh voicing concerns over the delay in the upgrade.

Early in 2008, first the Prime Minister and then Arjun had announced the government was starting eight new IITs besides converting the IT-BHU into an IIT. But in July last year, when the cabinet cleared starting eight new IITs, it did not take a decision on IT-BHU.

Today, a senior IT-BHU administrator questioned the opposition to the upgrade. Officially, BHU has not opposed the separation of IT-BHU, required for the conversion, he said.

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 anonymous said:

Please visit http://www.itbhu2iit.com

February 9, 2009 1:07 AM
 Anonymous said:

Thanks for the update Yogesh. Please do let us know how we can help contribute to the cause. Since many of us are overseas, we may not be able to help with logistics in India, but we can support the agitation financially. A big thank you to all the members of the coordination committee. Lets go for the kill and give it our best possible shot - we owe it to our institute.

February 11, 2009 7:02 AM
 anonymous said:

Murli Manohar Joshi demands IIT status for ITBHU

http://www.indopia.in/India-usa-uk-news/latest-news/499969/National/1/20/1

February 11, 2009 7:02 AM
 Anonymous said:

what was the outcome of meeting with hrd officials???????

February 13, 2009 7:50 PM
 nitin said:

breaking news !!!!!!!!!

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090215/jsp/nation/story_10537919.jsp


The Aligarh Muslim University has demanded an IIT tag for its engineering wing, thrusting on the government a political dilemma at a time it has shelved the promise of an IIT to another university.

The human resource development ministry is evaluating a proposal submitted earlier this month to upgrade the Aligarh university’s Zakir Hussein College of Engineering and Technology to an IIT, The Telegraph has learnt.

Junior HRD minister M.A.A. Fatmi, it is learnt, is keen that the university’s demand be met and ministry officials are to discuss its merits on Monday, government sources said.

Just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls where the UPA is counting heavily on minority support, few in the government want to upset the AMU, its students or those backing the demand, the sources said.

But the AMU demand has come within days of the IIT Council striking down a government promise to upgrade the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), to an IIT.

The IIT Council is the highest executive body of the tech schools and the HRD ministry has decided to adhere to its view on the IT-BHU upgrade, leading to protests on the campus.

“In such a scenario, granting the AMU college IIT status, when it was not even on our radar, will be hard to explain to the BHU and its students,” a top HRD ministry official said.

But AMU vice-chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis said: “We believe the Zakir Hussein College deserves autonomy from the university and IIT status in particular. If the government can promise the IT-BHU the status of an IIT, we believe the ZHCET can also qualify.”

February 15, 2009 3:43 AM
 Atul Jain said:

I am deeply hurt by this break of promise by the government of India. If any institution has right to become IIT at the first place, then it is IT-BHU only. Since 1971 it admits student through JEE and produce one of the best engineers to serve the country. The faculty and staff of IT-BHU are among the best in the country and many of them are world renowned. Many of its students have earned respect for the country by their work in the top international universities and institutions. Though IT-BHU has a strong reputation abroad, global brand IIT will give it leverage in the field of financial and technical collaboration with top universities abroad and this will help India. If we have to compete with China and many other fast developing nations, then first we have to strengthen our universities and bring fairness in the education system. It will be a joke that ITI - Patna will become IIT while IT-BHU will be kept away. IIT will loose its brand value if a prime institution like IT-BHU is excluded and many small institutions are made IIT. Things will never change in India unless political people stop doing politics in education field. In the western world fairness is the key in their development, while in India politically motivated decisions always hampers the fair process. Government should stop going back and forth on their promise and take the right decision of making it IIT Varanasi. Making it IIT will be more beneficial in the long term perspective for Indian government also.
Giving it IIT status will be true justice to the fair education system in India and people will have faith in the government.
I hope some learned and far sighted people in the government will think again and will approve the IT-BHU to IIT Varanasi conversion.
Atul Jain
1990 Met Engineering
Toronto, Canada

February 18, 2009 7:51 AM
 Anonymous said:

http://www.zeenews.com/nation/2009-02-19/508980news.html

Rahul Gandhi assures BHU-IT students of early IIT status

Varanasi, Feb 19: The Congress General Secretary and MP Rahul Gandhi has assured the Institute of Technology- Banaras Hindu University students that their demand of IIT status for IT-BHU will be fulfilled very soon.

The students of the Institute who returned here after meeting him at New Delhi on Wednesday told media that Gandhi heard them patiently and assured that he will try his best to get the bill granting IIT status to the Institute placed before the parliament in the present session itself, however he added that it was a little too late this time.

Gaurav, a student who met Gandhi claimed that he was already aware of the issue and promised to get the bill through the parliament or get the status through even a government notification if the passage of the bill was not possible in the present brief session.

Chetan, another student of the delegation said, "We have met several top bureaucrats, ministers and politicians at New Delhi to achieve our goal and we are hopeful that now the issue could not be at least shelved."

The students and teachers who visited the capital said that the IIT amendment Act is pending in the Law Ministry for certain clarifications and as soon as it gets law ministry's clearance it may get the government's final nod.

Meanwhile the Director of the IT-BHU, Prof S N Upadhyay said that the delay in granting IIT status to the Institute is making the students restless.

February 19, 2009 8:04 AM
 Anonymous said:

From Calcutta Telegraph Dated Feb 28

BHU blow to IIT plan
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
New Delhi, Feb. 27: Banaras Hindu University’s executive council has refused to part with the engineering wing, dealing a blow to the Centre’s plans to grant it IIT status.

The council has sent the HRD ministry a resolution rejecting the proposed separation of the Institute of Technology from the BHU, necessary for IIT status. The resolution comes less than a week after the BHU vice-chancellor had assured the Centre the separation was possible.

The council has, instead, raised visions of a new IIT coming up in Varanasi. The executive council, supreme in matters of policy, has suggested handing over 500 acres to the Centre to build a new IIT.

Failure to grant IIT status to IT-BHU, as promised by the Centre last year, will upset the students, now agitating against the delay on campus.

February 27, 2009 7:13 PM
 Anonymous said:

our hope may be well shatterd. BHU Executive council has refused to part with IT.

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090228/jsp/nation/story_10603745.jsp

February 27, 2009 7:54 PM
 Anonymous said:

now, what we are going to do after the rejection from BHU executive council.

March 1, 2009 8:13 AM
 Anonymous said:

can anybody give any update regarding conversion

March 2, 2009 1:07 PM
 anonymous said:

Is there any chance of the ordinance of the conversion being passed before election or the current govt. can't pass any ordinance now?

March 7, 2009 3:36 AM
 Anonymous said:

We should not sit quite on this issue. Somebody must go and meet Sh.Rahul Gandhi and Sh. Kapil Sibal, our new HRD minister.

June 30, 2009 9:52 PM
 ashutosh said:

Any new updates about conversion of our institute...
Is everything queit now...i joined this year hoping it'll be soon to find out its almost dead....

Any clear answer it'll be converted or not

July 3, 2009 9:45 PM
 Ankul Gupta said:

May we have the current status of IT BHU getting recognised as IIT? Since long there is no news on net/ in media? Does anybody really interested in this ?

July 4, 2009 5:31 AM
 Shailendra said:

Just saw this news. Though not sure, how much it means closure to reality. Especially after multiple back-stabbing from IIT council to politician to BHU council itself.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=HomePage&id=0a534411-4e85-4044-a538-d1ce05ed7b83&Headline=IT+BHU+is+now+an+IIT

July 13, 2009 6:18 PM
 PKV Raman said:

Cream students of IT BHU are the off springs of JEE. Then what is that holding back of not giving it an IIT status. The Ministry is terribly impartial.

July 14th, 2009

July 14, 2009 7:20 AM
 Anand Prakash said:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=HomePage&id=0a534411-4e85-4044-a538-d1ce05ed7b83&Headline=IT+BHU+is+now+an+IIT

How true is this story of hindustan times? It says 'The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has taken a decision to convert IT BHU into an IIT.'
oes it mean the government has finally decided??

I am about to join IT-BHU this year in the electrical engnn deptt and ill breathe easy if i get th idea of the timeline in which IIT status will be given to BHU. If IIT status is not given to BHU then it must stop admitting students through JEE so that future JEE qualifiers are not under a false impression when they are filling their choice sheets.

July 14, 2009 11:17 PM
 Anonymous said:

Recent news published by Hindustan times hs no meaning unless our HRD minister confirm and announce this news in the parliament session. U must have seen false promises earlier and how we take this news true.

July 16, 2009 4:53 AM
 Rajesh Ranjan said:

Govt. is indeed delaying in converting I.T.- B.H.U.into an IIT. The institute definitely has vast potential in terms of faculty,infrastructure, research projects carried out and quality of students. Even the new IITs created do not have such facilities which the institute has. It is one of the oldest engineering institute which the country can be proud of. I wish to urge the ministry of HRD, Govt. of India to take a positive decision in this regard so that hundreds of students who can gain advantage of the facilities mentioned above may be diverted into other institutes although they are newer ones and do not have those facilities as yet which I.T.- B.H.U. can provide.

- Rajesh Ranjan. B.Tech. Metullurgical.Engg. passed in 1992

August 21, 2009 7:21 AM
 Puneet said:

http://www.itbhuglobal.org/archives/2009/09/kapil_sibal_mhrd_clears_last_h.html
Kapil Sibal, MHRD, clears last hurdle in IT-BHU road to IIT-BHU
@ 07:28 PM

New Delhi, Sept. 7: Human resource development minister Kapil Sibal has cleared the last roadblock to the conversion of Banaras Hindu University's engineering wing into an IIT, accepting an administrative umbilical chord threatening to strangle the promised upgrade.

Sibal has accepted a BHU demand that its vice-chancellor be made a co-chairman on the board of governors of the proposed IIT to be created by cleaving the 93-year old university.

Top government officials confirmed to The Telegraph that Sibal yesterday signed his approval on the BHU demand, ending over three years of hectic bargaining between the university and the Centre.

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The Institute of Technology, BHU, first promised IIT status under the NDA government, may now finally be an IIT by the start of the 2010 academic session. "The minister's signature effectively seals the deal," a top official said.

There are no longer any differences between the HRD ministry and BHU on the structure and administration of the new institute, which will be called IIT-BHU.

IT-BHU is now scheduled to become India's 16th IIT and the first that will bear in its name a link to another institution.

The government and BHU will need to complete a series of bureaucratic and parliamentary procedures before IT-BHU's upgrade is official. The HRD ministry and the university will then need to implement a plan already in place to phase IT-BHU out of BHU and into an independent entity.

The HRD ministry will first include the name of IT-BHU in the list of new IITs that it has created, but which are still awaiting legal approval under amendments to the IIT Act. The Centre hopes to introduce the proposed amendments in the next session of Parliament.

Thanks to Charu Sudan Kasturi, The Telegraph, for the report

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 Anonymous said:

IIT conversion bill to be passed in this sesssion. See list of business in parliament

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs18-February, 2011 15:45 IST
Budget Session 2011 to Commence from Monday 21st February 2011

The Budget Session, 2011 of Parliament (7th Session of the Fifteenth Lok Sabha and the 222nd Session of the Rajya Sabha) is scheduled to commence on Monday, the 21st of February, 2011 and subject to exigencies of Government Business, the Session will conclude on Thursday, the 21st of April , 2011. During this period, the two Houses will adjourn for recess on Wednesday, the 16th of March 2011, to reassemble on Monday, the 4th of April, 2011 to enable the Department–related Parliamentary Standing Committees to examine the Demands for Grants relating to various Ministries/Departments and make their reports to the Houses. The Session will provide 29 sittings – 17 sittings during first part of the Session before recess and 12 sittings during second part of the Session.

The Session will mainly be devoted to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address and Financial Business relating to Railway and General Budgets for 2011-12. However, sufficient time will also be provided for the transaction of essential Legislative and Non-Legislative business during the Session.

The President will address both Houses of Parliament assembled together at 11.00 a.m. on Monday, the 21st February, 2011. The Budget (Railways) for 2011-2012 will be presented to the Lok Sabha on Friday, the 25th of February, 2011 immediately after Question Hour. The Economic Survey will be laid in the Parliament on Friday, the 25th February, 2011. The Budget (General) for 2011 – 2012 will be presented at 11.00 a.m. on Monday, the 28th of February, 2011.

To finalise the Government Business for the Budget Session, 2011, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Minister of Science & Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences took a meeting with Secretaries/senior officers of various Ministries/Departments on 15.02.2011. During the meeting, 75 items [66 Bills, 08 Financial items (excluding the presentations) and 01 other item] were identified for Budget Session, 2011.

The list of Government Business identified for being taken up in the Budget Session, 2011 is as follows :-

I – Bills for Introduction

1. The Agriculture Bio-security Bill, 2011
2. The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2011.
3. The Establishment of Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2011.
4. The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
5. The Bureau of Indian Standard (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
6. The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2011.
7. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
8. The Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
9. The Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
10. The Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
11. The Factoring and Assignment of Receivables Bill, 2011.
12. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2011 – (Goods and Service Tax)
13. The National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011.
14. The National Academic Depository (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
15. The National Council for Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011.
16. The Universities for Innovation Bill, 2011.
17. The Cinematograph Bill, 2011.
18. The Press and Registration of Books and Publications Bill, 2011.
19. The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
20. The Administrator’s General (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
21. The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011.
22. The Emigration Management Bill, 2011.
23. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2011 (To increase the age of Chairman and Members of SPSC)
24. The National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
25. The National Waterway (Lakhipur-Bhanga Stretch of River Barak) Bill, 2011
26. The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

27. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2011.
28. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011.
29. The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2011.
30. The Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
31. The Rehabilitation and Re-settlement Bill, 2011.
32. The Equal Opportunity Commission Bill, 2011.

II – Bills for Consideration and Passing

1 The Seeds Bill, 2004.
2 The Constitution (One Hundred and Eleventh Amendment) Bill, 2009.
3. The Pesticides Management Bill, 2008.
4. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2009.
5. The Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
6. The Cost and Works Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
7. The Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
8. The National Commission for Heritage Sites Bill, 2009.
9. The State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Amendment Bill, 2010.
10. The Coinage Bill, 2009.
11. The Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education Research, Puducherry (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
12. The Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Bill, 2009.
13. The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of victims) Bill, 2005.
14. The Repatriation of Prisoners (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
15. The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 as passed by Lok Sabha.
16. The Orissa (Alteration of Name) Bill, 2010 as passed by Lok Sabha.
17. The Constitution (One Hundred Thirteenth Amendment) Bill, 2010 as passed by Lok Sabha.
18. The Educational Tribunals Bill, 2010 as passed by Lok Sabha.


19. The Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
20. The National Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
21. The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

February 19, 2011 5:33 AM
 Anonymous said:

Any updates on IT BHU to IIT conversion ...I have not heard anything so far ..though parliament session is going on...folks please share the information ..

Regards
Mech -95

March 7, 2011 2:14 PM
 Anonymous said:

This website/group is almost dead..hardly any updates or news and we compare ourselves with IIT.

March 9, 2011 10:37 AM
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Any updates on IT BHU conversion issue ...

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March 14, 2011 10:51 AM
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Hey this issue is now getting cold. No action is been taken if we want ti get this done we have to do something i am starting with sending an e mail to Mr. Rahul Gandhi talking about this issue and hope that you will do this to his E-mail id is :office@rahulgandhi.in more the E-mails more the attention we will get.
Thanks

March 23, 2011 12:04 AM
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